Legal Access provides free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County through monthly legal clinics in a range of areas of law.
Legal Access offers several programs:
1) Community Legal Assistance Saturday Program (CLASP)
- First Saturday of the month, client intake from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
- Alameda County Law Library, 125 12th Street, Oakland.
- No appointment required, open to anyone seeking brief advice or referral in a legal matter.
- 15 minute consultation with an attorney in a wide spectrum of areas of law, including family, immigration, housing, employment, consumer, bankruptcy, personal injury, trusts & estates, real estate and more.
- Interpreters available in some languages
2) Lawyers in the Library
- Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals at public libraries on a rotating basis throughout the month.
3) Lawyer Referral Service
Provide legal advice and consultation to tenants regarding a number of inquires and issues including:
- Support tenants in understanding generally their rights.
- Tenants are having a rent increase dispute with the landlord.
- Tenants are having a dispute regarding provisions in the lease and want to discuss these lease provisions.
- Habitability issues such as mold, poor lighting, poor security.
- Tenants being harassed or discriminated against by their landlords.
- Security deposit issues.